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Poster: cashel Date: Jun 7, 2004 4:45am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: For kids, was it still a 'Mark Twain' America?

I often wonder what has been lost. Just 2 examples.1.a mother who drives her 15 year old son to school (1 mile) because she does not think it is safe for him to walk or cycle. 2. a father who will not let his 14 year old boy go with his friends on short cycling trips because there "are too many strange people around" Talking to people over 40 yers age, and such trips (without adults) were a natural part of their childhood.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jun 7, 2004 10:38am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: For kids, was it still a 'Mark Twain' America?

I remember taking the bus to the zoo by myself when I was -- what? I don't know, 12 or 13. Which would be in the 1970s. I knew not to take candy from strangers.

In the 1930s, there were other fears -- particularly after the Lindbergh kidnapping.